Tori Graham is a Conservation Scientist at Macquarie University.
Tori 's research aims to optimise outcomes for biodiversity conservation and to guide the sustainable management and restoration of land.
Tori was raised in Sydney and worked in a range of roles in financial consulting and research before retraining in science. She is now completing a PhD at Macquarie University, where she also works on collaborative research projects and is the Executive Officer of the Biodiversity Node. Her PhD is evaluating the effectiveness of protected areas for conserving nature. Her work is spatially-explicit and aims to incorporate data on economic and social pressures.
Tori's research covers three key areas:
Biodiversity conservation impact
Tori is also a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (Management Effectiveness Specialist Group).
Tori partners with government agencies, NGOs, practitioners and scientists from around the world.
Tori was commissioned to write a chapter in the Encyclopedia of the World's Biomes book and is a contributing author to Australasian Science, the Ecological Society of Australia Bulletin, the Thesis Whisperer and Environmental Research Web.